Patrick Fitzgerald, Justice Department corruption, Obama protected before and after 2008 election
Judicial Watch assessment of the Rod Blagojevich trial.
“If you read the press coverage of this verdict, it is clear that public reaction to the verdict is nearly universal: “One count? That’s it!? Is this a joke?”
No, it’s no joke. And, truthfully, this is the result I expected after the government wrapped up its case. It looked like the prosecution’s case was distorted in order to protect President Obama, Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett. It’s that simple.”
“It looked to me that the trial was turning into a political nightmare for the Obama White House. And this may explain why the prosecution shut their case down a month early.”
“Let’s hope prosecutors get it right this time. I suspect that Eric Holder’s politicized Justice Department interfered with the investigation conducted by the reputedly independent U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.”
Judicial Watch makes some good points. They are certainly correct about Holder and Fitzgerald. However, as reported here for many months, Blagojevich should have been arrested many months earlier and this trial is about Chicago corruption involving Blagojevich, Rezko and Obama going back to at least 2002.
From Citizen Wells July 15, 2010
“Patrick Fitzgerald was aware of Blagojevich’s corruption in 2003
“Pamela Meyer Davis had been trying to win approval from a state health planning board for an expansion of Edward Hospital, the facility she runs in a Chicago suburb, but she realized that the only way to prevail was to retain a politically connected construction company and a specific investment house.
Instead of succumbing to those demands, she went to the FBI and U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald in late 2003 and agreed to secretly record conversations about the project.””
Before the 2008 election, before the alleged selling of the senate seat, CBS 2 Chicago reported the following on September 24, 2008.
“A source tells CBS 2 News Wednesday night that a team of federal agents believes it has the evidence needed to indict Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Investigators believe they’ve established solid evidence of fraud and conspiracy.
However, they are not the ones who make the decision to prosecute. It’s up to U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and the Justice Department in Washington.”
Have any of the big media players pointed this out? Blagojevich was convicted on one count of lying to the FBI in 2005. At the absolute latest they had this nailed down by the Tony Rezko trial in early 2008.
From the Blagojevich indictment.
“On or about March 16, 2005, in Chicago, in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division,
defendant herein, did knowingly and willfully make materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements and representations in a matter within the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, an agency within the executive branch of the Government of the United States, when ROD BLAGOJEVICH,
interviewed by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the presence of his counsel, stated in sum and substance that:
Since the time that he became governor,
ROD BLAGOJEVICH maintains a separation or firewall between politics and state business; and
ROD BLAGOJEVICH does not track, or want to know, who contributes to him or how much they are contributing to him;
Whereas, in truth and in fact, as ROD BLAGOJEVICH then well knew, these statements were false;
In violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2).”
Once again I present this video which is damning for Patrick Fitzgerald.